Comenius University in Bratislava is the oldest and biggest university in Slovakia. It was established in 1919 and comprises of thirteen different faculties covering wide range of areas of human knowledge. Up till now, tens of thousands of students have finished the university with academic degrees, and it became truly a national university with noted international recognition. At present, it has approximately 23 000 students studying in various specializations and forms of study programs. As part of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious university in Slovakia, the Faculty of Management at Comenius University in Bratislava is the most recognized managerial and business school in the country. Also, it has been several times awarded by Eduniversal Agency as an “Excellent business school”. One of its key focuses is entrepreneurship research, entrepreneurial education, and consultancy activities for SMEs. The mission of the Faculty of Management is to produce high-class and competitive graduates who are able to work in teams or hold managerial posts in various organizations. The knowledge the faculty provides for its students is continuously growing and kept up to date thanks to its scientific research and development. Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is the national coordinator for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. The Department has established and operates the Consulting and Development Center for micro, small, and medium-sized companies. The Department also closely cooperates with Slovak Business Agency, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia, and the University of the Third Age on various projects aimed at the development of entrepreneurial skills and management of microbusinesses. Department is also actively involved in Comenius University Science Park (CUSP). CUSP is primarily oriented on areas of molecular medicine, environmental medicine, and biotechnologies, but it provides space for entrepreneurial activities through its science-business incubator. The ENDURANCE project is coordinated by the Faculty of Management, particularly Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, while staff from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport are involved in the project as well which reflects the link between entrepreneurship and sports and ensures interdisciplinary approach. Faculty of Physical Education and Sports is the oldest and largest faculty in the field of physical education and sports in Slovakia. Its aim is not only to prepare specialists in physical education and sport, but also in the field of sport science research. Alongside the academic education, the faculty also provides several educational offerings in higher and continuing VET for sports coaches, instructors or teachers.
Regional Development Agency of Northern Primorska Ltd. Nova Gorica is located in Goriška region of West Slovenia. RDA was established by 6 municipalities in 1999 in order to unite all local, regional and national potentials and to realize development projects financed with national and international resources. The RDA covers an area of 6 municipalities The area has 60.000 inhabitants. The main city is Nova Gorica with 32.000 inhabitants. THE MISSION OF RDA OF NORTHERN PRIMORSKA is to o stimulate development in economic, social, environmental and spatial area in Goriška statistical region; to prepare and implement Regional Development Program and other joint development programs; to gain national and international financing resources; to advise, stimulate and support local entrepreneurship. Different FIELDs OF WORK: • Local Business Centre stimulates development in SMEs and promotes innovative activities including new technologies in different fields; • Department for Regional Development and International Cooperation, which takes care of sustainable development in Goriška statistical region; • Project Office, which takes care of constant information to all target groups; • Department for Rural Development encourages the development of the countryside, seeks partnerships for implementation of developmental initiatives and takes care of the preparation and implementation of local developmental strategies.
The University of Malaga (UMA) is one of the main institutions of higher education in Spain: it is the first of the Spanish universities involved with the SDGs and the number 40 in the world, according to the Impact ranking of Times Higher Education. Since its founding in 1972, UMA has expanded its prestige and international presence and today has more than 35,000 students, 58 Bachelor's degrees, 53 Master's degrees and 22 doctoral programs, as well as more than 200 degrees of its own. Its activity is carried out in 2 campuses in which they teach and research more than 2500 teachers in 23 faculties and schools. The UMA support mobility to more than 1500 incoming and 1100 outgoing students each year, as well as 200 exchanges of incoming and outgoing researchers per year. UMA is also part of the campus of excellence "Andalucía Tech". The UMA is the first Spanish academic institution to obtain the international seal of 'Entrepreneurial University' awarded by ACEEU a recognition so far achieved by only five other universities in the world. UMA is provided with a Vice rectorate of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship which connects the business world with the university. It manages student internship programmes in local business and organizations supported by more than 3,230 internship agreements with companies, which allow that more than 12,000 degree and master students can do internships in companies, the most of them SME. Furthermore, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship vice-rectorate offers employment services and work orientation, providing university professionals to companies or organizations that need qualified personnel.
Slovak Business Agency (SBA) is the oldest specialized non-profit organization for the support of SMEs in Slovakia. SBA was founded in 1993 by a common initiative of the EU and the Slovak Government. It is the unique platform of public and private sectors supporting the growth of Slovak SMEs for more than 25 years. SBA is a member of the EEN network and has a long track in international projects in topics: start-up support, innovation and cooperation support, women entrepreneurship, clusters, circular economy and social entrepreneurship. SBA is currently implementing two key national projects aimed at support of SMEs as well as non-entrepreneurs, 1) National Business Centre - Bratislava region (for capital city region) and 2) National Business Centre in regions (for 7 self-governing regions outside Bratislava). All these centres serve as one-stop-shops, providing comprehensive systematic support and expert consultancy in form of group professional activities like seminars, workshops, discussion forums, etc., as well as short and long-term individual mentoring support for SMEs as well as non-entrepreneurs, thanks to which SBA disposes of a pool of experts, mentors, contacts and agreements with various local and international stakeholders that deal with the business support issues. In the Bratislava centre SBA runs a business incubator & accelerator, as well as a creative point.
Faculty of Media, established in 2008 in Ljubljana, has programmes in the area of media and journalism and strategic communication at BA, MA and PhD levels. Programmes offer a combination of knowledge and skills in different fields ranging from social sciences to technical fields so as to qualify students to create quality media contents or to work in strategic communication. It is research intensive institution, with projects from both national and EU sources. Faculty of Media offers 4 programmes at three study levels. Undergraduate study programme Media and Journalism (BA), two master programmes Media and Journalism and Strategic Communication and on the third level a Ph.D. programme Strategic Communication. The faculty is now in the process of acquision by the School of Advanced Social Studies (www.fuds.si). We expect that the process will be concluded by the end of 2022, after the approval by the national accreditation agency.
The ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ University, established in 1965 as a ‘Libera Università’, became state-owned in 1982. It offers 1st and 2nd cycle courses, PhD courses, and also post-graduate courses including: Master’s Programmes, Specialisation schools and Specialist training courses, with around 36.000 students currently enrolled at UdA. Scientific research and Internationalization are of outmost importance at UdA. We take part, as both coordinator and partner in many national, European and international research and Erasmus+ projects. UDd comprises fourteen Departments, five of which are organised under the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and two under the School of Economics, Business, Legal and Sociological Sciences. The Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences (DNISC), partner of JUST, is an interdisciplinary department that has received an excellence award from the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research. DNISC brings together imaging technologies, advanced data analysis methods, psychology, neuroscience and medicine through its commitment to research and training based on rigorous scientific methods and interdisciplinarity. The DNISC's primary mission is to constantly generate new knowledge by contributing with its studies and research to the advancement of the frontier of scientific knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, imaging, psychology, medicine and health. The Department’s tenured academics and researchers come from diverse areas including Physics, Medicine, Physiology, Psychology and Economics, and are involved in interdisciplinary projects with a common goal: to increase our understanding of human biology and in particular the brain, using advanced imaging techniques, some of which have been developed within the Department. To this end, the Department is closely integrated with the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies and the Centre for Research and Advanced Technologies, two university research centres dedicated to imaging and translational medicine respectively. The Department carries out high-impact scientific research, the majority of which involves collaboration with international universities and research centres.
Internet Web Solutions is a leading provider of information technology (IT) and engineering services based in Málaga. Its business plan has received the finalist award from the City of Madrid in the National Business Competition sponsored by IdeCesem Business School. Internet Web Solutions is specialized in domains like Professional Web Design,Web Development,Software Development,E-Commerce Solutions,E-learning projects and SEO strategies.It also provides online marketing solutions and quality translation services. Internet Web Solutions is providing high-tech,custom and quality web design,Outsourced Web Development and Software Development services with latest and emerging Web Technologies,in particular PHP,Java Script,AjAx and newest DHTML IT languages. Internet Web Solutions has a result-oriented team under one roof that comprises of Software/Web/Creative Designers, Developers, SEO Experts, Programmers, Software Developers and Marketing professionals. Our aim is to make IT technology much more accessible to general and specialized public.
IHF, Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl, is a non-profit organisation established in Brussels (Belgium) in 2003. The principal aim of IHF is to provide the community (including non-profit and local authorities) with assistance for the development of a wider international cooperation through activities of specialised training on European policies and the dissemination of European values. One of the means to reach this objective is the organisation of highly specialised courses and seminars focused at the development of European projects. The courses focus on EU Policies and Legislation, International Relations and Project Management, promoting the possibility to participate in EU-funded programmes. IHF organises also study groups to Brussels for young graduates, local authorities’ representatives, SMEs, Universities, promoting mobility activities at different training levels. Since 2004 IHF organised more than 40 study visits to Brussels for more than 500 people. IHF took part as associate partner in previous EU funded projects, contributing mainly to Disseminaton and exploitation activities. IHF provides further assistance through continuous monitoring of EU legislation and European Institution activities, and consequent spread of related information, assistance in the search for partners and building up of networks. Thanks to its presence in Brussels IHF asbl developed relevant experience in the organisation of Dissemination and Valorisation activities at EU level, through contacts with MEPs, other European associations and Institutions, stakeholders, consumers groups etc.
IDP, with branch offices in Italy and in Brussels, was established in 1996 by partners working since 1991 in Brussels in the frame of EU policies and EU funding programmes. It relies on more than 20 years of experience in the development, submission and management of successful EU projects. Since 1999, IDP develops and carries out also specialised training courses for VET and Adult learners focused exclusively on EU related issues (EU Institutions, policies, programmes, project management etc), delivering an average of +1000 hrs/year of training to +550 adult attendees/year. IDP organises also study visits in Brussels to the EU Institutions or the participation of groups of AL to major EU events (such as the Open Days of DG Regio); moreover, it takes part in all EU events held in Brussels (Info days, conferences, meetings etc) and has regulars contacts with officers and representatives of Brussels-based Institutions, practitioners, associations and projects. As a training service provider, IDP organises, manages and delivers high quality specialised training for Local and other public authorities, focusing on the various aspects of project management, planning, financial management, implementation, fund-raising, etc In addition to serving the public and third sector, IDP offers services to institutional clients from both national and regional governments. Moreover, IDP is currently a contractor of the EU Institutions/Agencies having been awarded in 2010 two contracts on the basis of competitive bidding.